Monthly Archives: November 2012

Faculty Recognized with Honorary FFA Degrees

By: Mollie Lastovica Recognized for his contributions to agricultural education, Professor Alvin Larke, Jr., Ph.D., received the Honorary American Degree at the 2012 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Larke was nominated for the distinction by the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences group, an organization that he has helped mentor for many years. “I have been working with MANRRS for many years to help further advance underrepresented groups in agriculture,” Larke said. He is now a stakeholder in the National FFA Foundation, and will serve… Read More →

We are leadership

  Leadership is a core element in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. The programs and activities listed below are only a few examples of how we strive to foster leadership among the college, university, state, country and world. Leadership programs TALL and SALE-LE Programs The TALL /SALE-LE programs provide leadership opportunities and aim to enrich leadership skills. The TALL program hopes to help ensure effective understanding and encourage positive action on key issues, theories, policy and economics that will advance the agriculture industry. The SALE-LE… Read More →

CFFA to host Harvest Ball

By: Mollie Lastovica The Texas A&M Collegiate FFA chapter will be hosting Harvest Ball from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 10 at the Hilton Hotel in College Station. “Harvest ball is CFFA’s first large social event of the reestablishing year,” said Tanner Kilpatrick, graduate student in the ALEC department and CFFA officer. “It is an event for members of CFFA, students of the university and the public to come and enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing and learning about CFFA.” Tickets for the event… Read More →

Guest Lecturer Sheds Light on South Africa and Racial Relations

By: Mollie Lastovica Students in Professor Alvin Larke, Jr., Ph.D.’s Cultural Pluralism in Agriculture course, ALED 422, were greeted on Thursday by guest lecturer Donna Bryant, former foreign correspondent for the Associated Press. Bryant was raised in California and attended Northwestern University to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s in journalism. She worked as a foreign correspondent for 19 years, seven of which she spent in South Africa. She currently resides in Colorado and works as a freelance journalist and writer. Bryant reflected on her time in South… Read More →

ALEC 380 Students Learn & Explore During 10-Day Trip

  By: Mollie Lastovica A group of forty-nine faculty, graduate and undergraduate students returned from a 10-day high impact learning field trip on Tues., Oct. 30, experiencing lessons of diversity, community, culture, agriculture, service and systems thinking along the way. As part of their class, ALEC 380, the group traveled to six different states, touring staple organizations and industries of the respective location at each stop. While each student participating incurred costs of transportation, lodging and other accommodations, the college offset that cost by granting $15,000 to the… Read More →